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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

grouse-tracks

Grouse tracks in fresh snow

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:05AM it’s currently 33 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 32, barometric pressure 29.34” and falling slowly. We picked up 0.31” of rain and 0.25” of sleety snow overnight. We have a soggy 2” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 39, and the overnight low was 33.

Forecast:

A mid level trough will move across the region this afternoon and evening bringing a chance for light snow showers. Lake effect snow and strong winds will affect portions of northern New York today and Thursday as colder air moves in behind the departing low which produced last night’s wintry mix. Generally active weather continues into the beginning of next week with several chances for snow and colder temperatures.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with a chance of rain or snow or sleet this morning, then a chance of rain or snow showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 18 with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph.

Thursday should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the mid 20s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with lows around 15 and southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.

Friday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the lower 20s and light and variable winds. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 10 above.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 17 and a low of -3. We picked up 2.75″ of snow and had 4″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 28 and lows of 11.
The record high was 63°F in 1950.
The record low was -27°F in 1981.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:26 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 04m
Length of Day: 8h 58m
Tomorrow will be 1m6s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 6 days old with 34% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:05 AM EST
Moonset: 11:21 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

I came across this neat line of fresh ruffed grouse tracks in the snow up at Camel’s Hump Nordic the other day. The distinctive three-toed pattern is hard to miss.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 28mm, ISO 800, f/9, 1/160″ exposure.

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